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The Dragonfly Sea: A novel

· Knopf
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning author of Dust comes a vibrant, stunning coming-of-age novel about a young woman struggling to find her place in a vast world--a poignant exploration of fate, mortality, love, and loss.

On the island of Pate, off the coast of Kenya, lives solitary, stubborn...
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Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life

Lulu Miller · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A wondrous debut from an extraordinary new voice in nonfiction, Why Fish Don't Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, and - possibly - even murder.

David Starr Jordan was a taxonomist, a man possessed with bringing order to the natural...
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Saint X

Alexis Schaitkin · Celadon Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Hailed as a "marvel of a book" and "brilliant and unflinching," Alexis Schaitkin's stunning debut, Saint X, is a haunting portrait of grief, obsession, and the bond between two sisters never truly given the chance to know one another.

Claire is only seven...

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The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

Sebastian Junger · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Deckle Edge]

There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real.--Los Angeles Times

It was the storm of the century, boasting waves over one hundred feet high - a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists deemed it "the perfect...
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The Log from the Sea of Cortez

John Steinbeck · Penguin Classics
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

In the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbeck's masterful The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck and his novel increasingly became the center of intense controversy and censorship. In search of a respite from the national stage, Steinbeck and his close friend, biologist Ed Ricketts,...
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Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver

Jill Heinerth · Ecco
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet

More people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more...

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The Old Man and The Sea

Ernest Hemingway · Scribner
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.

Here...
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The Salt Path: A Memoir

Raynor Winn · Penguin Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD

The true story of a couple who lost everything and embarked on a transformative journey walking the South West Coast Path in England

Just days after Raynor Winn learns that Moth, her husband of thirty-two years, is terminally ill, their...
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The Unhoneymooners

Christina Lauren · Gallery Books
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime - maybe even love - in this romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling authors of Roomies.

Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent...
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In the Waves: My Quest to Solve the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine

Rachel Lance · Dutton
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

How a determined scientist cracked the case of the first successful - and disastrous - submarine attack

On the night of February 17, 1864, the tiny Confederate submarine HL Hunley made its way toward the USS Housatonic just outside Charleston harbor. Within a matter...
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Moby-Dick or, The Whale

Herman Melville
Format: Paperback

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The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

Sy Montgomery · Atria Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD New York Times Bestseller "Sy Montgomery's The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk did for raptors." (New Statesman, UK) Starred BOOKLIST and Library Journal Editors' Spring Pick One of the Best...
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Conviction

Denise Mina · Mulholland Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A breathtaking thriller about a wealthy housewife who successfully conceals her dark past until a true-crime podcast and a photo posted on social media send her running across Europe, with a faded rock star by her side and extremely dangerous enemies on her trail.
Anna McLean loves to revel...
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Why We Swim

Bonnie Tsui · Algonquin Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"A gorgeous hybrid of a book. Bonnie Tsui combines fascinating reporting about some of the world's most remarkable swimmers with delightful meditations about what it means for us naked apes to leap in the water for no apparent reason. You won't regret diving in." --Carl Zimmer,...
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Gift from the Sea: 50th Anniversary Edition

Anne Morrow Lindbergh · Pantheon
Pages: 130
Format: Book

In this inimitable, beloved classic - graceful, lucid and lyrical - Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Drawing inspiration from the shells on the shore,...
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Washington Black: A novel

Esi Edugyan · Knopf
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

* TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Slate
* ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Boston Globe, NPR, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Economist, Bustle
* WINNER OF THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE
* FINALIST FOR THE MAN BOOKER...
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Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures

Nicholas Pyenson · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A dive into the secret lives of whales, from their evolutionary past to today's cutting edge of science

Whales are among the largest, most intelligent, deepest diving species to have ever lived on our planet. They evolved from land-roaming, dog-sized creatures into animals that move...
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Mr. Midshipman Hornblower

C S Forester · Back Bay Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

The year is 1793, the eve of the Napoleonic Wars, and Horatio Hornblower, a seventeen-year-old boy unschooled in seafaring and the ways of seamen, is ordered to board a French merchant ship and take command of crew and cargo for the glory of England. Though not an unqualified success, this...
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The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier

Ian Urbina · Knopf
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

A riveting, adrenaline-fueled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas.

There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world's oceans: too big to police, and under no clear...
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Life of Pi

Yann Martel · Alexandria Library
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for FictionPi Patel is an unusual boy. The son of a zookeeper, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior, a fervent love of stories, and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family...
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne · Sterling
Format: Hardcover

Originally published in 1870, Vernes amazing undersea adventure is one of the earliest science fiction novels ever written. Since that time, generations of readers have plunged below the oceans waves with Captain Nemo and his first-ever submarine, The Nautilus. Its a voyage of exploration...
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Something in the Water: A Novel

CATHERINE STEADMAN · Ballantine Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A shocking discovery on a honeymoon in paradise changes the lives of a picture-perfect couple in this taut psychological thriller debut - for readers of Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins, and Shari Lapena.

If you could make one simple choice that would change your life forever, would you?...
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The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

Jeff Goodell · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Critics' Top Book of 2017 One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017 One of BOOKLIST 's Top 10 Science Books of 2017
"An immersive, mildly gonzo and depressingly well-timed book about the drenching effects of global warming,...
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The Jetsetters: A Novel

Amanda Eyre Ward · Ballantine Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"Dysfunctional family goes away together on a Mediterranean cruise: What's not to love? This novel fell squarely in my wheelhouse and I was delighted anew in every port. The Jetsetters is fun, sexy, and engrossing." - Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author...
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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Nathaniel Philbrick · Penguin
Pages: 302
Format: Paperback

From the author of Mayflower and the forthcoming Valiant Ambition, the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick.

Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival...
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The Island of Sea Women: A Novel

LISA SEE · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come...
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Sea of Poppies: A Novel

Amitav Ghosh · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 528

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2008A Chicago Tribune Best Book of 2008A Washington Post Best Book of 2008An Economist Best Book of 2008A New York Best Book of 2008A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of 2008A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2008Shortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeAt...
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A Stranger on the Beach

Michele Campbell · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of It's Always the Husband comes a novel about a love triangle that begins on a fateful night...

There is a stranger outside Caroline's house.

Her spectacular new beach house, built for hosting expensive parties and vacationing with the family...

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Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man

LYNN VINCENT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, thanks to years of original research and new reporting, two acclaimed authors deliver the riveting and emotionally wrenching full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II - and the fifty-year...
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The Last House Guest

Megan Miranda · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

"Once again, Megan Miranda has crafted the perfect summer thriller. The Last House Guest is twisty and tense, with a pace that made my heart race. An edge-of-your-seat, up-all-night read." - Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Time I Lied...
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The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era

Gareth Russell · Atria Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

In this original and meticulously researched narrative history, the author of the "stunning" (The Sunday Times) Young and Damned and Fair uses the sinking of the Titanic as a prism through which to examine the end of the Edwardian era and the seismic shift...
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Shipped

Angie Hockman
Format: Paperback

Between taking night classes for her MBA and her demanding day job at a cruise line, marketing manager Henley Evans barely has time for herself, let alone family, friends, or dating. But when she's shortlisted for the promotion of her dreams, all her sacrifices finally seem worth it. The only...
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The Lost Boys of Montauk: The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind

Amanda M. Fairbanks · Gallery Books
Format: Hardcover

In March of 1984, the commercial fishing boat Wind Blown left Montauk Harbor on what should have been a routine offshore voyage. Its captain, a married father of three young boys, was the boat's owner and leader of the four-man crew, which included two locals and the blue-blooded son of a well-to-do...
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The Woman in Cabin 10

Ruth Ware · Gallery/Scout Press
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER

FROM THE AUTHOR OF IN A DARK, DARK WOOD

Featured in TheSkimm

An Entertainment Weekly "Summer Must List" Pick

A New York Post "Summer Must-Read" Pick
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Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them

Siân Evans · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

During the early twentieth century, transatlantic travel was the province of the great ocean liners. It was an extraordinary undertaking made by many women, whose lives were changed forever by their journeys between the Old World and the New. Some traveled for leisure, some for work; others...
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Float Plan

Trish Doller
Format: Hardcover

Since the loss of her fiancé, Anna has been shipwrecked by grief -- until a reminder goes off about a trip they were supposed to take together. Impulsively, Anna goes to sea in their sailboat, intending to complete the voyage alone. But after a treacherous night's sail, she realizes...
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Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night

Julian Sancton
Format: Hardcover

In August 1897, the young Belgian commandant Adrien de Gerlache set sail for a three-year expedition aboard the good ship Belgica with dreams of glory. His destination was the uncharted end of the earth: the icy continent of Antarctica. But de Gerlache's plans to be first to the magnetic...
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Unsinkable: Five Men and the Indomitable Run of the USS Plunkett

James Sullivan · Scribner
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

More than the story of a single, savage engagement, Unsinkable traces the individual journeys of five men on one ship from Casablanca in North Africa, to Sicily and Salerno in Italy and then on to Plunkett's defining moment at Anzio, where a dozen-odd German bombers bore down on the ship...
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Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

Andrea Pitzer
Format: Hardcover

The human story has always been one of perseverance - often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar...
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The End of the Ocean: A Novel

Maja Lunde · HarperVia
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the number-one international bestseller The History of Bees, a captivating story of the power of nature and the human spirit that explores the threat of a devastating worldwide drought, witnessed through the lives of a father, a daughter, and a woman who will risk her life...
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Beautiful Ruins: A Novel

Jess Walter · Harper
Pages: 337
Format: Hardcover

The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet: the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood...
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The Light Between Oceans: A Novel

M. L. Stedman · Scribner
Pages: 345
Format: Hardcover

The years-long New York Times bestseller soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg's Dreamworks that is "irresistible ... seductive ... with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page" (O, The Oprah Magazine) .

After four harrowing...
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The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans

Cynthia Barnett · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

A compelling history of seashells and the animals that make them, revealing what they have to tell us about nature, our changing oceans, and ourselves.Seashells have been the most coveted and collected of nature's creations since the dawn of humanity. They were money before coins, jewelry...
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Terns of Endearment: A Meg Langslow Mystery

· Minotaur Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A new side-splitting Meg Langslow mystery from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Toucan Keep a Secret.

Meg Langslow's grandfather has been booked by a cruise line to give lectures on birds and other environmental topics as part of their ship's...

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Sphere: A Novel

Michael Crichton · Harper
Pages: 510
Format: Print book

Now available in trade paperback, New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton's classic science fiction thriller.In the middle of the South Pacific, a thousand feet below the surface of the water, a huge vessel is discovered resting on the ocean floor. It is a spaceship of phenomenal...
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Dangerous Crossing: A Novel

Rachel Rhys · Atria Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Servants and socialites sip cocktails side by side on their way to new lives in this "thrilling, seductive, and utterly absorbing" (Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author) historical suspense novel in the tradition of Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile...
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Do Not Become Alarmed: A Novel

Maile Meloy · Riverhead Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The moving and suspenseful new novel that Ann Patchett calls "smart and thrilling and impossible to put down... the book that every reader longs for."

"This summer's undoubtable smash hit ... an addictive, heart-palpitating story." - Marie Claire

The...
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Jaws: A Novel

Peter Benchley · Ballantine Books; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Here is Peter Benchleys classic suspense novel of shark versus man, which was made into the blockbuster Steven Spielberg movie. The Jaws phenomenon changed popular culture and continues to inspire a growing interest in sharks and the oceans today.  When Peter Benchley wrote Jaws in the early...
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